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DVD

abbrevation for digital video disk, an optical computer disk that is used to digitally store large graphic and video content in two layers (gold and silver). A DVD can hold many gigabytes of information. Commercial DVDs contain entire motion pictures or other video data. Compare compact disc.

DVD

Digital versatile disk, digital video disk Informatics An optical disk capable of storing ≥ 4 GB of audiovisual data. Cf CD.
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A single-sided (DVD-5) DVD-Video disc was designed to hold a typical feature-length movie, which averages 133 minutes.
Because the PowerBook G3 series features built-in video out, S-Video out, and audio-out jacks, users can extend their DVD-Video experience even further by connecting their PowerBook G3 to an external monitor, TV, and Dolby Pro Logic sound system.
In short: while either disk can be read by a DVD-ROM drive or a DVD-Video player, it cannot be recorded except in the specific type of drive (-Authoring or -General Use) for which it was manufactured.
DVD-Video is doing what it is supposed to do very well -- if you have the necessary add-ons, such as a high-quality receiver to enjoy surround sound, and a large TV to immerse yourself in action movies, the most common genre of the first dozen DVD movies that became available.